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Corralling Milk Microbes That Survive Pasteurization


Corralling desperados with names like bacillus and paenibacillus will require ingenuity and an arsenal of weapons. These outlaws aren’t rustling cattle—they’re making milk sour and cheese soft and crumbly. For more than a century, milk has...
4/8/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Demands of Rural Nursing Daunting Yet Inspiring


Providing comprehensive health care can be a daunting task for nurses serving nearly 60 million people living in rural America. “You get to run the whole show,” said Carmen Fees, director of nursing at the Philip Health Services. Philip,...
4/2/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Apply Directly to Nipple—the Future of Early-Stage Breast Cancer Drugs


It’s not just the drug, but how it’s delivered that can make a difference when it comes to treating early-stage breast cancer. A new method to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to the milk ducts promises to reduce chemotherapy side effects...
3/24/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Preventing Head Blight in Barley, Wheat: Biochemical Pathways Hold Key to Resistance


Despite major research funding--including the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative, scientists’ have had only limited success in controlling fusarium head blight , a fungal disease that not only dramatically shrinks yields but produces toxins...
3/18/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Doulas Ease Stress, Increase Satisfaction with Birthing Experience


Fewer medical interventions, fewer hours in labor and increased satisfaction with the birthing experience—that’s what national statistics say a doula’s support during labor and delivery means to women and their partners. A doula is a trained...
3/5/2014 10:00 AM EST

Microbiologist to Test Raw Pet Food for Salmonella


Through a five-year FDA grant for nearly $500,000, senior microbiologist Seema Das and a team of South Dakota researchers will determine whether a test that detects salmonella in human food can do the same in raw pet food. The first year the test...
2/25/2014 12:00 PM EST

Concussion Researchers Document Pre-Injury ‘Normal’


Protecting student-athletes who sustain head injuries requires more than just a law. Associate professor Bernadette Olson and her team developed a sports concussion protocol that includes a neuro-cognitive assessment tool called ImPACT, balance...
2/20/2014 10:00 AM EST

Image Processing Scientists Find Love on a Turkish Salt Lake


Two image processing scientists found love in one of the most unlikely places—a salt lake in Turkey. Larry Leigh, an imaging engineering from South Dakota, agreed to spend four weeks in Turkey as part of an international calibration team during...
2/11/2014 12:00 PM EST

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Combating Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data


Dealing with malaria is a fact of life for more than 91 million Ethiopians. Each year four to five million contract malaria, one of the biggest health problems in this poor country. Through a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National...
4/15/2014 2:10 PM EDT

Getting the Gut to Grow: Nutrition Experts Help Children with Short Bowel Syndrome


Parents of children with short bowel syndrome measure their outcomes by the centimeters of intestine that remain after surgery. Many of these children live on intravenous nutrients and fluids, in combination with formula by a gastric tube in and a...
3/10/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Chemical Weapons Allegations May Be Game Changer in Syrian Conflict


9/3/2013 12:00 PM EDT

Fire Fighters Stretched Thin -- PL5, Says Wildfire Expert


8/27/2013 10:00 AM EDT

How Are Migratory Birds Faring with the April Snowstorms in the Midwest?


4/16/2013 3:00 PM EDT

Food Specialist to Comment on Food Safety Issues

10/22/2012 5:10 PM EDT

Cloud Computing, Data Policy on Track to “Democratize” Satellite Mapping


Far-sighted data policy and cloud computing are leading to the “democratization of satellite mapping,” one expert says — and the payoff will be wider access to information about the earth via platforms such as the new Google Earth Engine, a...
3/24/2011 5:00 PM EDT

Oat Breeding Program Pursues Health Benefits of Oats


Crafting oat varieties suitable for horses and other livestock is priority for plant breeders at South Dakota State University. But horses are having to make room at the trough for humans as scientists continue to learn more about the health...
3/24/2011 4:45 PM EDT

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